A survey released Wednesday by MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and Marist College found that 60 percent of respondents want stricter laws governing the sale of firearms.
Support for broader background checks on prospective gun owners remains overwhelming.
The MSNBC poll showed 87 percent of respondents support expanded background checks, with strong backing from Democrats, independents and Republicans.
A poll out Wednesday from Quinnipiac University pegged support for universal background checks at 91 percent. That was despite 48 percent of those polled conceding that such checks could form a database for later confiscation efforts.